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Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1987-09-12


Topics Live concert


Hell In A Bucket, Loser, Me & My Uncle, Big River, Ramble On Rose, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Hey Pocky Way, Cassidy, Might As Well Cumberland Blues, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Women Are Smarter-> Drums-> Jam-> Truckin'-> I Need A Miracle-> Morning Dew-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: One More Saturday Night, E: Black Muddy River


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capital Centre
Location Landover, MD

Source Healy Soundboard
Lineage Healy SBD Ultramix Patch > Sony D5 > MSC(Maxell MX90 Type IV Cassettes) > Nakamichi DR2 > gold connectors > Audiophile 2496 > WaveLab 5 (24/48) > Wave L3 Multimaximizer (dither/resample) CD Wave > FLAC16
Transferred by Chris Ladner

Notes

Source: Healy SBD Ultramix Patch > Sony D5 > MSC(Maxell MX90 Type IV Cassettes).
Transfer: MSC playback on Nakamichi DR2 > gold connector shielded 3ft RCA monster cable > Audiophile 2496 soundcard /P4 2 GHz > recorded as 24 bit/48 KHz WAV using Wavelab 5.
Mastering: Wavelab 5.0 (24/48 files rendered to 16 bit/44.1 KHz using Waves L3 Multimaximizer with hi resolution CD rendering settings (threshold -2 dB / ceiling -0.1 dB / type I dither / ultra shaping) > tracking with CDWAV 1.9 > 16 bit FLAC.
Transfer and encoding by Chris Ladner.

Big thanks to the provider of the MSC's who for various reasons wishes to remain anonymous.
Levels at the beginning of the first set were generally low for the first minute. I adjusted this post transfer using Wavelab.
The beginning of "Cumberland Blues" is clipped - I patched the missing 10 seconds from the FOB Schoeps source.
Brief tape flips occured during non-musical segment between "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and "Hey Pocky Way" and during "Space" and were crossfaded into audio imperceptibility using Wavelab 5.
This source does not have any skipping during "Black Muddy River".

As far as Healy Ultramixes go this one is SWEET - just the right mix of crowd and music.
Crowd is chanting for Phil before JLTTB - listen for Phil saying "and my best friend my drummer won't tell me what it is that I dropped."
KILLER performances of "Loser" & "Ramble On Rose".

Reviews

Reviewer: BananaHammock - - June 8, 2015
Subject: holy crap what a mix
now that's what a proper matrix mix sounds like!

The show is good with a couple of stupendous highlights but the star here is the sound of this superb recording. Check out the detonation of music and crowd noise when Garcia nails the final run in his Loser solo and Phil lays down a heavy one right as he sticks the landing - the crowd starts to swell at the start of the run and is in full eruption by the end of it, but is never loud enough to wash out the sound of the instruments.
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - - September 15, 2013
Subject: Another gem from 1987
It is always very rewarding to discover yet another excellent show after all these years.
The first set is high energy and features a outstanding Loser, with Jerry just righteous on it.
From mid set on it features a different set list and some hot playing.
An uptempo Tom Thumb has fill whooo when he misses a verse but he is having the time of his life. A short but smokin' Hey Pocky Way is fun.
Another excellent Cassidy, with one minor mistep at the end, leads into a joyous and cranked up Might As Well.

Set two is great with Jerry continuing that high energy appreciate for being back on stage and the post space is exceptional. You get a Spanish jam tease before Truckin' and then a raunchy Miracle into a captivating and soaring five star Morning Dew.

I have to agree with @ginosega it is better than the one from MSG six days later but regardless two killer Dews on this tour?

Happy Jerry folks.

No need to debate this fact...just enjoy the music.
Reviewer: ginosega - - September 15, 2013
Subject: SUPERB Morning Dew
I have not found a better Morning Dew than this. Jerry's playing is spectacular, his singing is right on, and he and the rest of the band are WAY into it. The Morning Dew at Madison Square Garden a few days later gets a lot more notoriety, but I think this is a tighter and better version.

This matrix is the best recording. Hope to see this show in an official release some day.
Reviewer: Disco_Kitty - - July 30, 2007
Subject: good but for the Rookies
Superb energy on the money. Ripped my lights when security hauled some trouble makers out of the show in front of us and tried to take me with em. PG County cops all the same rookies.
Reviewer: Packy - - May 7, 2006
Subject: YES
Might as well RIPS. Goddammit, I love that song!






....very good recording, although a little high-end heavy. Healy eventually learns to quit screwin with the vocal effects, at least in the first set.
Reviewer: chi11 - - March 18, 2006
Subject: Great show.
Definitely in my top five ever attended. I'd go out on a limb and say that this Dew was better than the next one at the Garden.
Reviewer: Dub Irie - - February 27, 2006
Subject: Yeehaw!
Wow, this is one mean mother of a tape. Very nice Healy Ultramix. Very smooth natural sounding recording and for Cap Center a great sounding ambience. It's about as good as you could ever expect from something that came off a cassette. This is a beautiful high energy show overall. Check out how explosive this version of Hey Pocky Way is - Phil just tears it up. Bass filling, very great. Jerry was very "up" on this very grooving night. A+ show. Great job.
Reviewer: tivo - - February 24, 2006
Subject: Nice Show
Great mix.

Yes... This was available last night but has been changed to a stream.
Reviewer: Jobygoob - - February 24, 2006
Subject: Grab?
It says streaming only, what are you talking about " grab this one?"

The stream is great though.
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